Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - PIMP / Police In Helicopter 7" [Big Crown]

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - PIMP / Police In Helicopter 7" [Big Crown]

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Big Crown Records! Check out this overview and this single-by-single account by co-founder Danny Akelepse. Like Daptone Records, Big Crown has tapped into a classic soul sound without sounding phoney or like they're trying too hard. This is just solid soul in the grand tradition of soul... pushing the envelope a little, with all respect to the past. Great 45s to blow minds at home or in the club!


From Big Crown's Danny Akelepse:
Bacao are a steel band, and they had a version of 50 Cent’s “Pimp” that was out on [band leader] Björn Wagner’s own label, Mocambo. That shit is so fire. I was DJing it all the time and everybody thought it was a sample they used, but it was a cover. I was on tour DJing in Europe and I hit these guys up and wound up doing three or four gigs with them, driving around in a van playing the same venues

Big Crown Records is proud to present the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s
smashing cover of PIMP on our imprint. Following up on the smashing
success of their debut album “55” and a string of essential 45s, we are the
third label to press this staple tune. Three labels, three times, three different B
Back in 2008 BRSB originally released it's smashing cover of 50 Cent's P.I.M.P.
which was long thought to be the original sample for the tune. It was this
recording that brought them to Big Crown, and remains their most popular
song to date. BRSB treat the tune to their signature smashing drums and bass
heavy production, taking the original loop and turning it into a full composi-
tion. Brass and steel pan parts putting it somewhere between reggae, steel
funk, and the Superfly Soundtrack.
Side B is a proper reggae offering from BRSB, a cover of the legendary John
Holt’s classic “Police In Helicopter”. Another must have two sider, another
Big Crown sureshot